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2018 Hemlock Essay Awards Winners Announced

The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce the winners of this year's Hemlock competition for best philosophical essay: 1st Place - Carlos Coronado, for "Heraclitus’ Doctrine of Change & its Two Aspects: Material Instances and the Process of Change," and 2nd Place - Mary Margaret Herring, for "Rationality, Desire, and the Good Life: The Role of Rationality in Aristotelian Psychology and Ethics."

Congratulations to both of you for excellent essays.

The annual Hemlock philosophical essay competition is open to all Trinity students. Essays are accepted towards the end of each Fall semester and through mid-January of the following Spring semester. Deadlines are announced via emails to current philosophy students and on the departmental website. The winners are recognized at the Honors Awards Convocation during Spring Family Weekend in March. More on the competition can be found here: Hemlock Award.